Radiation-induced lung injury

What is Radiation-induced lung injury?

Pulmonary radiation injury is a general term for damage to the lungs which occurs as a result of exposure to ionizing radiation. In general terms, such damage is divided into early inflammatory damage (radiation pneumonitis) and later complications of chronic scarring (radiation fibrosis). Pulmonary radiation injury most commonly occurs as a result of radiation therapy administered to treat cancer.

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I'm 58, male. I got pulmonary radiation pnemonitis in July, 6 months after success lymphoma chemo / targeted radiation. Lung function is low, I can...

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From you history I understand that, you were previously successfully treated for lymphoma with chemo-radiotherapy...

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How to minimize radiation-induced pneumonitis/fibrosis effects of Prenison and radiation inflamation to improve healing??? (3 detailed...

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After going through your query, I would like to comment the following:

You seem to be a case of successfully...

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dx'd with adeno/BAC in 2005. Asymptomatic. Novalis on LLL 2005. In remission one year until 2006 with tiny lesions in both lungs. Novalis 2007...

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I see that presently there are no complaints about the Lung Ca. Also that is is well on treatment course.

The pancreas...

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dx'd with adeno/BAC in 2005. Asymptomatic. Novalis on LLL 2005. In remission one year until 2006 with tiny lesions in both lungs. Novalis 2007...

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I'm 58, male. I got pulmonary radiation pnemonitis in July, 6 months after success lymphoma chemo / targeted radiation. Lung function is low, I can...

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How to minimize radiation-induced pneumonitis/fibrosis effects of Prenison and radiation inflamation to improve healing??? (3 detailed...

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